I’m currently working on first-round edits for The Fear Collectors, my horror-fantasy-ghost-story (I’m terrible at genres) that was acquired by Stephen Orsmby at Satalyte Publishing very shortly after I won the 2014 ASFF amateur short story award (by very shortly I mean he snagged me straight after the awards and asked if I had anything I could show him, and I spent a sleepless night trying to decide what!).
So that’s where that’s at–open in Word right now, glaring at me accusingly as if asking what I’m doing on the internet instead of writing.
I am super duper utterly thrilled to announced that my short story ‘Tea Party’ will be a part of the Defying Doomsday anthology!
Defying Doomsday collects together various stories about disabled characters in a post-apocalyptic world. I don’t want to give too much away about my story prior to publication, but it’s set in Australia post-climate-apocalypse, and the main character is dealing with chronic depression and anxiety (a bit like me).
Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench are the editors and they have been amazing and patient with me as I got the story from where it started to what it ended up as, which took a bit of wrangling. I can’t thank them enough for their decision to include me in the collection.
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. Check out the table of contents to see which fantastic authors I’ll be rubbing (metaphorical) shoulders with!